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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,194 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,194
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 198
Gots: 508 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

gueuzedreg, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

OUJayhawk1799, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mrchrisray, Oct 26, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle purchased at Central Market in Fort Worth, TX. Poured into a snifter. Bottled on date is a little blurry, but it appears to be 12/2/08. Comes in at 9.5%. The bottle I drank has the new artwork.

A-Pours black with a one and a half finger sandy head that goes fiarly quickly to a bubbly half finger head.

S-Sweet caramel malts hit first. Minor hop notes are detectable. There is also some roasted malt coming through. As it warms vanilla comes out. The smell is not overly powerful but as all the different notes hit my nose, you know this one is going to be big.

T-A blast of citrus hops and roast malt assault my palate at once. You would never guess how hoppy this is based on the nose. The citrus hops keep coming and are followed by some caramel sweetness and a nice level of bitterness. Dark chocolate can be tasted all through the back of my mouth. The vanilla notes come through as it warms.

M-Medium to full bodied. It is very rich and creamy. Not surprisingly it is thicker when cooler and lighter as it warms.

D-A great sipper. The 9.5% is well hidden and the citrus hops make this a great one to drink.

One of my favorites to pick up when visiting Texas. Love all of the citrus hops. Makes me want to go down into the cellar and crack open the oak aged Yeti.

mjl21, Apr 22, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

JxExM, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

crob3888, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Jonada, Dec 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Elfastball7, Nov 14, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black-as-all-get-up with a light brown head that stays and sticks. Smell is oooh mocha, leafy dirt, and dark chocolate. Real nice. Flavor is a pleasant mix of roast with molasses to stick it together. Thick, low carbonation, clean finish. Pleasant and happy. Great! Piney chocolate perfectly melded. Finish could use a hint more complexity, but the fudginess of this beer is very nice and it is something that I hope to have often.

waughbrew, Dec 28, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

DRTBrewster, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

bmmortale, Aug 17, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Pitch black with a huge creamy extremely dark brown head that lasts and laces. This is one of the darker stouts I have seen recently!

S: Wow. Very pungent with coffee and dark cocoa along with alcohol.

T: Extremely powerful with a huge kick. Tons of dark cocoa and coffee followed by a nice kick of hops. The alcohol is present in this one for sure!

M,D: The mouthfeel is very, very thick and the alcohol is definitely there. I may try aging one to calm it down some!

treyrab, Aug 16, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

C2H5, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

davegray, Jul 16, 2014
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EigenBeer, Jul 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

lic217, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

ColdOneKev, Jul 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

GaryMarkle84, Feb 28, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Obviously obsidian onyx opaque. Swaths of chocolately cling.

Charred alcoholic hop-encrusted sweetness on the nose with hints of oak, oats, prickly green herbal hops, pinetar, and marshmellows drowned in cocoa.

Smacks of chocolate on the first sip, then a rushing wave of alcohol-laden hop fusels, then finally a lingering roasty Russian Imperial acidity. A wonderous overall flavor with just a twinge of heat.

At first velvety smooth on the mouthfeel, then just a catch of astringent bitterness.

This was a gorgeous beer but didn't have both the fantastic viscocity or drinkability as Stone's...which i've come in recent samplings to find as about the best RIS out there. Still, stands by itself as wonderous and I think the oak-aged version could make this one exemplary, especially with slightly toned down alcohol and hop-flavors.

GreenWBush, Oct 14, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

firstlighthiker, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Punisher, May 26, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark black with one-finger, dark tan, creamy head that lasted a couple minutes. Great lacing.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.

T: Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Deep roasted character. Dark bittersweet chocolate.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and slightly warm. Sticky.

O: Really good Russian Imperial stout. I slightly creamier mouthfeel would have made it even better, but not a complaint.

SolipsismalCat, Nov 16, 2012
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,194 ratings.